Speaker: Dr Kastoori Hingorani
The photosynthetic reaction centre (RC) is central to the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy and is a model for bio-mimetic engineering approaches to this end.
Speaker: Dr Maxim Kapralov, Whitney Group, PS
The performance of the CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco, is often one of the limiting steps in photosynthesis, and hence can greatly affect crop yield.
Speaker: David McK. Bird, Bioinformatics Research Center and Department of Plant Pathology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
As a genus, root-knot nematodes (RKN: Meloidogyne spp.) are amongst the world's most economically-important plant pathogens.
Speaker: Dr Michael Udvardi, Director, Plant Biology Division; and Senior Vice President, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Dr Udvardi is primarily interested in how plants obtain nitrogen for growth, either as mineral nitrogen from the soil or from atmospheric di-nitrogen via symbiotic nitrogen fixa